"Everything I do is for him, and he just thinks I'm an idiot."

Merlin felt his stomach churn as he let the words slip past his lips. He'd thought them so long, in so many different variations, in so many different scenarios in which he'd tell a number of different people. Never had he thought it'd be Gaius that he'd be spilling these desperate, raw feelings to. He was an idiot, thinking even for a moment that Arthur could ever feel anything for him.

So many different responses he'd imagined, but instead he was just given a knowing, reassuring smile.

2x01 The Curse of Cornelius Sigon

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